In the heart of Midtown Sacramento, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park captures the pioneer spirit of families arriving in wagon trains at the dawn of the California Gold Rush. John Sutter built the Fort and his agricultural empire, was critical in the rescue of the tragic Donner Party and served as a diplomat with the Mexican government until it all came crashing down in 1848. A fascinating place to visit for history field trips, kids and adults!

Friends of Sutter’s Fort

The Friends of Sutter’s Fort, the 501 (C) (3) cooperating association which supports the Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park.  Our mission is to support the restoration, educational and interpretive programs at Sutter's Fort State Historic Park. 

Current programs that we are funding include:

Environmental Living Program

Hands on History

Living History

Playing the Past

Haunted Fort

Restoration of the Exterior Historic Walls 

Event Lighting


Upcoming projects seeking funding:

Restoration of the Interior Historic Walls

Restoration of Blacksmith Shop

Restoration of Candle room


Tax ID #94-2608741

We welcome donations!


Major Sponsors

Sutter Health

 Sutter Health


For more information please contact:

Lisa Mealoy, Executive Director
Friends of Sutter’s Fort
2701 “L” Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 323-7626
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Board of Directors

Lisa Martinez, Board President

Eric Rawlings, Treasurer

LaRena Hannan, Secretary

Ron Leineke

Steve Prey

Ernest Gudel

Ron Sutter


2701 L Street
Sacramento CA, 95816
(916) 445-4422

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Open 10 a.m. To 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving,
Christmas and
New Year's Day
Adult Admission: $5
Youth Admission: $3 (Ages 6-17)
Children 5 and Under Free

On special interpretive
program days fees are
$7 for adults and $5 for youth

Prices subject to change,
please contact Sutter’s Fort
for most current pricing